Subscribe Now

travelers today

Home » News

iPhone 5 Release Date Nears: September 12 Apple Event Causes San Francisco Hotel Prices To Increase

Travelers Today       By    Katie McFadden

Updated: Sep 06, 2012 10:14 AM EDT

Text Size: A A A

iPhone
A group of pranksters super glued an iPhone 5 to the ground and recorded people trying to pick it up.(Photo : Youtube Grab)

The iPhone 5 and its release date are expected to be revealed at a special event in San Francisco on September 12, as a recent invitation hints. This week, Apple sent out a special invitation to media outlets, stating that there will be a special event held at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. Now reporters and technology fans are making travel plans to the California city to attend the event in which it is believed the new iPhone will be revealed. San Francisco hotels are already feeling the effects.

Share This Story

This week on the hotel search engine Trivago, San Francisco hotels are the most searched. According to their hotel price index report, San Francisco hotel prices are increasing as rooms are in demand for the Apple event.

"With 53% of rooms still available in San Francisco during the time of the Apple event, prices have already increased 10% compared to last month and 25% compared to this time last year. While last year the average price was $232, the current price for September 2012 is an average of $289" Trivago's report says.

Apple sent out an invitation that showed a graphic that includes a "5" in the shadow of the September 12 event date, making people believe that the iPhone 5 will finally be revealed during the event.

It is expected that Apple will also announce that the iPhone 5 release date will be September 21. Rumors have been circulating around the web that this will be the release date and there is some evidence to support it. AT&T and Verizon, which both carry the iPhone, have implemented a vacation blackout for employees starting September 21. This will prevent employees from going on vacation so that all staff will be available to handle the amount of customers that will line up around stores to get their hands on the long awaited iPhone 5.

It is also believed that Apple will unveil a new iPad mini at the September 12 event.

According to rumors, the iPhone 5 will have a two-tone design, a smaller 9-pin dock connector, 4G LTE, a slightly taller 4-inch display and a headphone jack on the bottom rather than on the top.

Last year, the iPhone 4S was announced on Oct. 4 and the device hit stores 10 days later on Oct. 14. According to the new iPhone 5 release date rumors, the phone would come out nine days after it is revealed.

Earlier this month, there were some rumors swirling around Twitter that the new iPhone could cost $800, but these rumors were not confirmed.

© 2015 Traverlers Today, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.
Join Our Conversation

Travel Tips

Lima, Peru

A Travel Guide to Peru: Things to Know

Peru is a cultural hub filled with unique sights to see, amazing cuisine, a plethora of activities, and is definitely somewhere worth putting on your travel bucket list, but there are a few things to know before planning your trip.

Subscribe to our newsletter

Receive the latest travel news, reviews, and more..

Want more Travel?

Most Popular

Cops shoot boy who carried a BB gun.

NYPD Cops Indicted: Cop Responsible For Death Of Akai Gurley Indicted, First Step To Justice Claimed, Gurley's Family Rejoice Over Cop Charges

NYPD Cops Indicted – The cop responsible for the “accidental” death of Akai Gurley has been indicted. Peter Liang, the rookie NYPD cop, is set to face charges for manslaughter after shooting an unarmed man. Following the charges, Gurley’s family has rejoiced over justice finally being served. Liang on the other hand is in complete shock.

ISIS militants have already gained control over a large part of Syria particularly the city of Raqqa. The U.S. has already launched several airstrikes in the area since September.

American Hostage Killed In Rescue Mission: Kayla Mueller's Parents Pleaded For Negotiation, US Special Forces Went Ahead With Raid, Cost Kayla Her Life, Fourth American Killed At Hands Of ISIS

American Hostage Killed In Rescue Mission – Years after her death in 2013, Kayla Mueller’s parents have finally spoken up about the failed rescue mission that cost their daughter’s life. Mueller is the fourth American hostage to be killed at the hands of the Islamic State militants. Could her life have been saved if the US Special Forces had listened to Mueller’s parents to deal with a negotiation instead?

700-Year-Old Magna Carta Copy Found In Sandwich Archive

Magna Carta Copy: 700-Year-Old, Found In Sandwich Archive Scrapbook?

Magna Carta Copy – A 700-year-old copy of the Magna Carta has reportedly been found in a scrapbook in Kent, England during a search of a council's archives. The discovery of the Magna Carta copy occurred months before the 800th anniversary of the sealing of Magna Carta in Runnymede in 1215.

Snapchat

Girl Selfie With Dead Body: Incident Repeats In Pennsylvania, Guy Uses SnapChat To Forward Photo Of Murdered Victim

Apparently, there’s a bizarre trend going around these past few months. Teenagers have been taking selfies to the extremes. Last Feb 2014, an Alabama high school student was under fire after taking a selfie with a dead body from a biology lab. Yet, the girl selfie with dead body isn’t the worst of its kind as the latest involves a boy from Pennsylvania who took a selfie with the body of his murder victim.

Coast Guard Beach, Cape Cod, Massachusetts

Coast Guard Shooting In Cape Cod: Adrian Loya's 'Obsession' With Lesbian Fellow Officer Led To Deadly Shooting, One Dead And Two Injured

Coast Guard Shooting – Adrian Loya, Petty Office Second Class, has finally been arrested following the deadly shoot out leaving one female Coast Guard dead, while severely injuring another Coast Guard and a cop. What led to the deadly shooting?

Canadian Flag

Canada ALLOWING Doctor-Assisted Suicide After Highest Court’s Unanimous Ruling

Canada is now allowing doctor-assisted suicide after its highest court has approved it in a unanimous ruling on Friday.

Anthem

Anthem President Apologizes Following 80 Million Records Hack, Hoping To Earn Back Clients’ Trust

After the massive hacking incident on the personal data of Anthem clients, the president of the health insurance provider apologized in hopes of regaining the trust of the people.

Sea Lions

Starving Sea Lion Pups California: Starving Sea Lions Wash Up On Shore, Third Time In A Row, Experts In Panic

Starving Sea Lion Pups California – For the third time in a row, starving sea lion pups are washing up on the shore of California. Experts are already panicking over the latest development. What exactly is happening that has led to more than a hundred sea lion pups getting washed up on shore?

Watch: Taiwan plane crash caught on video; at least 26 dead

Taiwan Plane Crash 2014 Repeats: Another Deadly Crash In Country Reported, 31 People Dead, 12 Missing, What Happened To Flight?

Taiwan Plane Crash 2014 – In July 2014, a plane had crashed in Taiwan killing more than 40 people. In a tragic turn of events, another plane crash had occurred in Taiwan and this time it took the lives of 31 people. What exactly went wrong with the flight?

Find Us on Facebook

travelers today

© Copyright 2015 Travelers Today All Rights Reserved.

Subscribe to our newsletter
Real Time Analytics